Marshon Lattimore tackle on Chargers’ Mike Williams makes game-winning 4th-down stop for Saints in OT
Cornerback Marshon Lattimore won Monday night’s game for the New Orleans Saints in overtime. The two-time Pro Bowler made a huge fourth-down stop on Los Angeles Chargers receiver Mike Williams to give the Saints their third win of the season.
Williams was just inches away from a first down but Lattimore proved to be too strong as his tackle ended the Chargers’ chance to tie the game in OT. With the win, New Orleans is now tied at the top of the NFC South alongside the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Lattimore’s game-winning tackle was his sixth of the night as the Saints used their defense all-game long to help them overcome a huge 20-3 deficit in the first half. The Chargers came out strong through rookie QB Justin Herbert’s terrific MNF performance. Herbert found Williams, Kennan Allen and Hunter Henry all in the opening half to give the Chargers a huge advantage to start the evening.
But, the Saints marched right back and a late rushing TD from Taysom Hill eventually brought the game to overtime to set-up Lattimore’s clutch defensive play.
Monday’s game between the Saints and the Chargers was an instant classic as Herbert faced Brees for the very first time. The rookie who came out on top statistically in their quarterback duel. Herbert scored four passing TDs with no interceptions. Brees, on the other hand, only had one passing touchdown and one rushing score with an interception. Brees won the game, however; his cornerback saved the day and helped the Saints survive.